Ally McCoist sings on talkSPORT: Listen to Rangers legend’s hilarious rendition of hit Olly Murs song ‘Dear Darlin’

7 Mar

We all love Ally McCoist at talkSPORT, and we love him even more when he sings his heart out live on air.

We’ve heard the Scottish legend’s classic renditions of Spandau Ballet, One Direction, and The Sugarhill Gang – but Ally took it to the next level as he helped talkSPORT kick off a new era in our brand spanking new studios on Thursday.

talkSPORT welcomed Olly Murs to our new studios on Thursday morning

Joined on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast by pop sensation – and big Manchester United fan – Olly Murs, Ally was tasked with singing along to one of The Voice judge’s biggest hits… having never heard the song before.

And it’s fair to say he rose to the challenge…

We’d say stick to the football, Ally, but these are GOLD!

And just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s Ally’s rendition of Spandau Ballet classic ‘True’ in all its glory…

It never gets old!

Olly Murs on talkSPORT: ‘There will be riots if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t given the Manchester United job’

7 Mar

There will be blood in Manchester if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t give the permanent Manchester United job at the end of the season, Olly Murs has told talkSPORT.

The pop star and Old Trafford season ticket holder helped launch a new era of talkSPORT on Thursday after a jubilant night for the Red Devils in the Champions League.

United defied the odds and expectations by stunning Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in France to seal their place in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United celebrate their stunning victory in Paris

Down 2-0 from the first leg in Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s spirited side fought back to win at the Parc Des Princes to, thanks to Marcus Rashford’s controversial stoppage-time penalty, progress on away goals.

The result surely means Solskjaer has it in the bag to be named the club’s next full-time boss, although he maintained after the game that he will still have to wait to discover the club’s decision.

After sacking Jose Mourinho in December, United only appointed Solskjaer as caretaker boss until the end of the season with the view to hire a more established coach over the summer.

But Murs says the clubs risk a huge fan backlash if the club legend is not handed the reins.

Solskjaer celebrates with the Manchester United fans in Paris

Speaking on the opening day of talkSPORT’s brand spanking new studios in London, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “When he first came I thought, I’m so glad it’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because I love him, but there was always that bit of doubt over his managerial experience.

“But the guy has been unbelievable.

“They’ll be riots if he doesn’t get the job.

“We were talking before this month that if Ole can get through against Liverpool, PSG and Chelsea, and he’s passed with flying colours.

“Get him signed now. Just get him signed!”

Murs added that Solskjaer has ‘lifted the cloud’ that was left by former boss Mourinho and, by welcoming other club legends into the fold again, has revitalised the spirit at Old Trafford.

“The low point this season, for me, was losing at Old Trafford to Spurs, and after that it just got worse,” he said.

“But the dark cloud has gone now. Ole has come in and last night was unbelievable. I’m buzzing!

“I was at Old Trafford two weeks ago and the atmosphere there I haven’t experienced that in two or three years. It was incredible.

“I can’t remember the last time I felt like this. It was great to be in that position last night and feel, ‘yeah, we’re back’.

“There was a great photo from last night with Eric Cantona and Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole in the dressing room after the game – these are things Mourinho probably would never have allowed.

“He’s brought the feel-good factor back to the club.”

Listen back to Olly Murs on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!

Olly Murs says Manchester United ‘missed Paul Pogba big time’ in derby defeat as pop star joins talkSPORT

12 Nov

Paul Pogba’s absence cost Manchester United dearly in Sunday’s Manchester derby, according to pop superstar and Red Devils fan Olly Murs.

Pogba, the midfielder, was forced to sit out the Etihad clash with an injury, and he had to watch from the sidelines as City secured a convincing 3-1 defeat of their local rivals.

The latest clash between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho ended in victory for the City boss

David Silva and Sergio Aguero put the hosts in control before Anthony Martial converted a penalty to hand United hope they could rescue a point in the final half-hour. However, Ilkay Gundogan netted City’s third in the final minutes after a brilliant team move to put the result beyond all doubt.

The result returned City to the top of the Premier League table and opened up a 12-point gap between Pep Guardiola’s side and Jose Mourinho’s United.

City were considered favourites for the match prior to kick-off, and losing Pogba – widely regarded as United’s best outfield player – increased their chances of victory even further.

Pogba was forced to miss the derby through injury

And, after the result proved United’s pre-match worries were correct, Olly Murs feels Pogba was a huge loss for the Red Devils.

Pop superstar Murs is a famous Man United fan, and he joined talkSPORT to discuss his disappointment with Sunday’s result.

He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “When you look at the team yesterday, I mean our starting XI against City’s…

“We missed Pogba big time, and people won’t be mentioning that today.

“I think we definitely missed that bit of quality in midfield yesterday; people forget we went there last season and were 2-0 down at half-time but managed to claw it back to 3-2 and Pogba was a massive part of that.

“When I looked at the midfield yesterday we had [Nemanja] Matic, [Marouane] Fellaini and [Ander] Herrera.

“When you compare that to the midfield they had…

“We missed Paul yesterday massively, it was a big loss for us.

“In the big games against the big teams you need to have your biggest players.”

While Murs – who watched the match while rehearsing for his performance on Sunday’s X Factor – had few words of praise of United’s midfield, he could not stop himself raving about one of City’s stars in the centre of the park.

He continued: “Fernandinho… Jesus, that guy! He is phenomenal.

“It pains me to say it, but he was everywhere yesterday. He is a massive part of that team and was massive yesterday.”